Myanmar is a country in flux and modern infrastructure will allow the country to advance rapidly in terms of app development and tech innovation. Women bring important perspectives on content, design and user experience that will allow entrepreneurs to reach their audiences in thoughtful and progressive ways.
There are 4 key sectors for Myanmar to pull off momentous business boost in terms of growth. These include:
- Transformation in digital infrastructure; An important use of Technology in Business
- Sectorial shift from agricultural to manufacturing
- Expansion of well-planned urbanization
- A globally-connected economy
These road maps are crucial elements to Myanmar’s future business development. The implementations for these categories are rapidly happening as the new government continues to push faster and enables international investors with the ease to operate their business inside Myanmar.
There is a strong sentiment across several sectors, including NGOs and humanitarian groups, that e-commerce are playing a driving role in shaping Myanmar’s future and Doing Business with the use of the Website is get more and more popularity.
Myanmar is still in its infancy from the consequence of years of close-economy. Inadequacies in standard infrastructure, health care, limited know-how human resources, and financial institutions are still visible. It is a common scenario in many emerging markets with political transition. And yet concerted efforts to help Myanmar rebuild by international community and everyday influx of investments from mean, the country is still attractive and offers rooms for development.
Many programs exist to empower women as community leaders and educators. This gives them a platform to influence a traditionally male-dominated field through internet linkages along with face to face meetings. Project W provides regular training sessions in various aspects of running a business.
These can be conducted through the aid of software made available like Skype, Hangouts and IMO. Successful entrepreneurs from Myanmar and abroad speak at meetings, and participants give regular presentations on their business’ progress. This helps them gain confidence in pitching their ideas and helps encouraging business across borders as well.
The global ecommerce giants such as Rocket Internet have introduced the concept of online marketplaces in Myanmar such as Kaymu.com.mm, with the intention of helping fresh entrepreneurs showcasing their products online and to boost the local economy. This idea has been positively welcomed by those seeking opportunities to buy/sell online.
It’s not the lack of skill that prevents women from taking on visible tech roles. Many women graduate with computer science and engineering degrees but take non-technical jobs after school. Many women become lecturers in computer science and engineering, a position that suits their background and society’s perception of teaching as a female profession. That creates a vicious cycle, in which women may be less interested in tech careers and may feel the culture still prohibits them from leading.
Earlier women were long underrepresented in gaming leadership roles. Gaming was seen as a guy’s-only domain because there were no women influencing game creation at the top. When more women were hired in influential positions, there were more varieties in games created and women were more widely accepted as gamers. The same goes for women and men in Myanmar’s tech world. Now they just need to step up as leaders.